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American Carrion Beetle can swim - Necrophila americana

American Carrion Beetle can swim - Necrophila americana
Tracys Landing, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
July 21, 2009
Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is a breeding ground for Limulus polyphemus, horseshoe crabs. Frequently they get turned upside down and are unable to right themselves. If they are not rescued by kind people such as myself they die. Dead horseshoe crabs smell bad and when upside down also make perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes. I do not like bad smells or being bitten by mosquitoes. I choose to fling the dead horseshoe crabs as far away from show as I can.

In this photo, you can see a Necrophila americana - American Carrion Beetle,that had been feasting on the remains of the dead horseshoe crab, swimming back to shore after I flung the shell as described above.

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